We are so excited that you found this page. We pray you will find our church to be exactly what you’ve been looking for. If you are looking for a new church in Southampton, this page is for you.
What follows is a description of our vision. Think of it as our heartbeat. The One who gives us life is Jesus and in everything we aim to give glory to Him. We are passionate about who He is, what He has done for us, and what He’s doing in our world today.
You’ll also find our six pulses. These are the visible affects of the heartbeat pumping the life of Jesus through our church. They not only explain the culture of our church, but also describe our aspirations to be all that God has called us to be. Each pulse is presented in a way that we hope will be memorable and repeatable as you think about why we do what we do.
Our prayer is that you would feel like you belong here. That we would be called your family and, as you get to know us, become an active worker participating in the heartbeat and pulses you are about to read.
Heartbeat – IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
The church is not a club that gives good advice or tells you how to live your life. Church is a community of redeemed people who are being saved by Jesus. We’re far from perfect but, by God’s grace, we’re becoming more like Jesus every day. It is Jesus who saved us and Jesus who sustains us. It is Jesus who set us free and can bring lasting hope to the world. It’s all about Jesus.
And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Colossians 1:18
Pulse 1 – We want to proclaim and live the Gospel
We want to preach with power, and without reservation, the message of the Bible and make much of Jesus every day. We long to be marked by the life of Jesus in our forgiveness, grace, holiness, community and spiritual maturity.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians 2:6
Pulse 2 – We Worship with Passion
We give it our all in song, prayer and living. We believe that the power and love of Jesus has set us free from religion and brings us into a new and lasting relationship with Him.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Pulse 3 – We Serve On Bended Knee
Our hands are for others and we demonstrate our love for each other by being the least, preferring others above ourselves and joyfully giving ourselves away.
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13:5
Pulse 4 – We Love Across Differences
Despite our great differences, we celebrate our diversity and desire to love whoever God places in front of us. We seek to break down barriers that divide us and bear with one another, upholding grace.
“So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view..” 2 Corinthians 5:16
Pulse 5 – We Redeem Community & Engage Culture
We want to be an authentic, Christ centred, grace driven community that engages culture with love, compassion and truth. So, we give generously of our time, talent and treasure for eternal gains and heavens reward.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20
Pulse 6 – We Reach Out Beyond Borders
We live like Jesus and go with Him to reach the lost, making disciples of all people whether that is across the street or around the globe.
So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God! 2 Corinthians 5:20